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It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
I've never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists.
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
Robert Anton Wilson
Children see things very well sometimes - and idealists even better.
Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
I would agree that President Carter didn't live up to the expectation we all had when he came in 1976. My husband and I were young idealists who worked on his campaign.
The idealists will always be in society, and we will survive.
Too often people view idealists as naive.
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Men can absent themselves from real life for their art more easily. Women are anchored into the quotidian business of getting food on the table, making sure everybody's socks match, the soccer gear is ready. I admire idealists, but they're usually enabled by someone who holds the tether on their balloon, who pays the bills and sweeps up after them.
Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.
Anna Howard Shaw
There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money - and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact.
I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher.
Teachers are by nature idealists, and they believe anything can be learned.
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